Application Engineer in Watertown, WI at ITW

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Watertown, WI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/23/2020

Job Description

ITW Description:

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a global Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking, and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries.   ITW, with approximately 14.5 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 8 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ approximately 49,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 16,000 active patents.

Division Description: 

ITW Shakeproof Industrial Group serves all the major OEMs and their tier suppliers with metal fasteners totaling approximately $60M in revenues. Units include:  Watertown, WI; Iron Ridge, WI; Milwaukee, WI; and Broadview, IL.

The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry-leading research and development capabilities, ITW Shakeproof Industrial Group enhance our customers’ competitive advantage by…

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in WI & IL.
  • Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units.
  • Continually improving processes, material, and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

Position Summary:

The Application Engineer reports to the Quality Manager and will direct, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within area of assigned responsibility by performing the following duties personally or through team assignments.

Job Requirements

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical knowledge and project engineering support to our sales office to drive project closure and support sales growth.
  • Provide design recommendations, prepare costs standards, develop proposal prints, and facilitate delivery of samples, coordinate testing and reports. Focus should be placed on quality and speed of work.
  • Coordinate all duties needed to validate design projects, included but not limited to providing samples, manufacturing prototypes, testing, vendor coordination and sales presentations.
  • Propose practical and cost effective design configurations to meet customer requirements while maintaining manufacturability and workability. Evaluate alternative ideas to develop the most promising design approach.
  • Translate customer drawings to manufacturing prints; verification of production BOM’s and vender selection.
  • Integration of strategic initiatives and APQP lessons learned into the quotation process.
  • Travel required to customer plants for line walks and product tech days.
  • All other related functions as requested.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • BSME or equivalent with mechanical design experience handling multiple projects concurrently
  • Efficient CAD Design: 2D-AutoCAD, 3D-SolidWorks
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience dealing with sales and/or customers on a direct basis, preferred but not required
  • Excellent time management, prioritization abilities and strong project management skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel and Microsoft systems (e.g. Word, Outlook)
  • Experience interpreting drawings, pulling specifications and identifying processes or test requirements.
  • Background in metals field manufacturing processes (cold forming, stamping, assembly, heat treatment, plating, inspection etc.) and mechanical testing (tension, torsion, fracture, fatigue); preferred
  • Employee relations: must facilitate good working relationships among office and manufacturing staff

Other Considerations:

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas
  • Working conditions including normal office setting and manufacturing environment
  • Willing and able to travel; primarily domestic
  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience


ITW Shakeproof Industrial Group is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.